Quite Often I would ask my self, “What is this life all about and what role do I play in making a difference?” It wasn’t until recent years that my question of knowing my purpose was made clear. I always knew that God had something great in stored for me but I doubted the specifics of it even though it was quite evident. God never lacks on his promises and accepting His plan for my life is the result of my faith in Him and His approval of me which ultimately led to me becoming the Gospel Music Stellar Awards 2009 “New Artist of the Year“.
Accepting God’s plan for my life was more than church every Sunday, quoting scriptures and using six (6) syllable words that seemed deep. It was a genuine love that I have for who God is and what He’s done for me. Amazingly, God allowed me to come through some very tough situations without being destroyed. Everyone has had their “Never Would’ve Made It” moments but when I think about my life and how purpose and destiny awaits my arrival I think to myself…Wow, God I must really be special to you. Who else could love me enough to see past all of the mistakes and bad decisions I’ve made. I guess it’s because I gave God a sincere “yes” to His will at a young age and that my love for him is real. I mean there isn’t a moment that goes by that I don’t think of God and His next move for my life. Being a young woman with so many “options” in this world, I’ve chosen to follow Jesus because I appreciate that he first loved me.
Moreover, it is his love for me that explains his approval of my existence. With Easter approaching it’s a reminder that Jesus died for me and therefore I must complete the purpose God has for my life. What a phenomenal day in history this is to celebrate how triumphant of our King Jesus is. He overcame every struggle that we face today. It makes you really examine yourself and question how much you really are sacrificing for the sake of being holy. If ever you need a good “shake-up”, I encourage you to watch the Passion of Christ. I know I can’t see it anymore because it literally sends my body into convulsions during some parts of the movie but if you haven’t seen it yet, you must. Do you want to know what true Love is? It’s Christ dieing for you and then raising on the 3rd day with all power in his hands to show you that he came to save and never leave you. It’s a reminder of who we serve; the One and True Living King……. Having a nice pair of shoes and an outfit is cool too but that is not what it’s about. That is what the “World” has polluted it to be. Jesus would appreciate it more if you consecrated before him instead of buying another outfit with the credit card that is pulling you further into debt……LOL….. Seriously, Take some time to sit and think on who HE is and allow your spirit to react…… It will do something to your heart that will remind you that Jesus is real and the sacrifice he made was insurmountable.
In like manner, His approval of me was even more evident when I received Gospel Music Stellar Awards’ “New Artist of the Year.” Words will never articulate my heart and how I feel about the award because there is a story to tell behind it……. Although I didn’t pay cash for it, it certainly cost me. It was difficult being a new artist with no claim to a famous artist or family member that could help my reach in the gospel community. All I had was Purpose and the Will to keep going. It was never about winning a Stellar it was about singing so passionately that someone would ask me, “What must I do to be SAVED”. I liken myself unto David because he never sought for Kingship. He sought God and becoming King was a result. Call me crazy but when I walked off of the platform after receiving the award, I felt a bit uncomfortable because the burden that I have for the Kingdom’s business increased. It felt like there was no reason that I could give that should prevent me from reaching the “4 corners” of the earth spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Even Now, I look at the award and say “Wow, is this for real”. I say that because this is only the beginning.
My two cents,